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Russell Brand to speak at Greenbelt Festival

29 March 2019


THE comedian Russell Brand will speak at the Greenbelt Festival this year.

Others on the bill include the singer-songwriter Frank Turner, the poet Wendy Cope, and the Stansted 15, the activists who protested against a flight that was taking deportees to Nigeria (News, 8 February).

Mr Brand, whose tours include Messiah Complex, has spoken and written at length about addiction. His books include Recovery: Freedom from our addictions and Mentors: How to help and be helped (Bluebird).

In 2017, he interviewed the theologian the Revd Professor Alister McGrath on his podcast. In an interview with Relevant magazine last year, Mr Brand described saying the Lord’s Prayer every day and said that he thought “continually” about Jesus: “If Christ’s consciousness is not accessible to us, then what is the point of the story of Jesus, you know? He’s just a sort of a scriptural rock star, just an icon. Unless Christ is right here, right now, in your heart, in your consciousness, then what is Christ?”

Greenbelt will return to Boughton House in Northamptonshire over the August bank holiday weekend from 23 to 26 August.


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